[quote=“marvin, post:143, topic:37310”]
However as God is eternal and time-space transcending, “nihilo” can not exist as God always existed thus creation ex nihilo would by definition need the absence of existence including God. [/quote]
It seems you have things backwards. Because the Creation exists, God the Creator must exist. However, however if the Creation did not exist, that would not mean that God would not exist, although no humans would know this.
God is eternal. God is self existent. God is not created. The universe had a beginning and the universe was created. There are three kinds of creation, de novo or from the beginning, by alteration of existing materials, and ex nihilo, from nothing, which only God can do and humans co not understand.
All we can say is that God is much more than existence. God does not exist as the universe exists. God is beyond existence and gives the universe existence. God is the Lord and Source of the universe. God IS WHO GOD IS, so God can do whatever God chooses to do and God YHWH has choosen to create our universe.
God created the Singularity that caused the Big Bang ex nihilo, out of nothing, so it was the Singularity which was the mechanism and the Big Bang was the event. Thank you for that correction.